1 what video card to get 2 is mother board backwards compatible with pci express x16 2.0?

my mother board is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8... and ya it is an older board and the video card choices are

1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

what is the best then what is the next best.

also my cpu is a pentium 4 3.4 single core and 2 gb of ram and a 500 watt power supply.

also if you know any cheap and other cards that are really good let me know.

and thanks in advance

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The 9600GSO is probably the best performing card out of the three you listed because it is based on the G92 core (like the 9800GT), but you should really look into the version of the card that has more memory (768MB). The 9600GT is second best - the 8800GTS is rather castrated with only 320MB of memory, especially if you want to turn on AA and AF.

    A PCI-e 2.0 card is backward compatible with PCI-e 1.0 and will work fine in your motherboard.

    Source(s): I am an avid gamer and play on an overclocked 8800GTS 512MB at 1680x1050.
  • 4 years ago

    sure that is backwards nicely matched. It purely received't artwork as quick because the pci-e 2.0. I extremely have a ATI Radeon 3850 it is pci coach 2.0 and it runs on my pci coach x16 ok. good success with the video card.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would recommend the 9600GT or the 8800GTS in that order. I have long been leary of repaired products. Is your PS SLI Rated? If not I would recomend you upgrade as many cheap PSUs are over-rated and give a dirty power when stressed which causes other components to fail.

  • 1 decade ago

    Almost every video card is pci express x16 compatible if it isnt then it isnt going to be a good card.

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